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Are the TTC BikeRacks being Used? Yes!

Rack It and Rocket!

Rack It and Rocket!

The Toronto Sun is reporting (4 years late) that the Rack It and Rocket bikerack program was expanded against the recommendation of city staff and that the racks are hardly used.

It’s true that the TTC expanded the program to all new buses back in 2006, and they did so against staff recommendations to pursue the goal of intermodal compatibility… letting people use more than one form of transit to get around the city.  Now someone can pop their bike on to the Dufferin Bus at Steeles and pop it off when it gets to Dufferin Subway Station… and riding the rest of the way downtown to work.

As for usage levels, the Toronto Sun article mentions that the TTC is doing counts of people using the bikeracks on 4 routes in 2005 and again in 2009 – and bikerack use increased from 174 to 531 times, or an increase of 205%!

What about you?  Do you see bus bikeracks being used?

Want to use the TTC bus bikeracks but don’t know how?  Check out the YouTube video below or many video files on the TTC website.

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